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OBT establishes Melbourne point of presence

By Hamish Barwick | 13 December, 2011 11:47

Australian private Cloud services company, OBT, has increased its disaster recovery offering customers in Melbourne a second point of presence (PoP).

Huawei Australia hires new CFO

By Hamish Barwick | 13 December, 2011 10:28

Former Lenovo Australia and New Zealand chief financial officer, Luke Austin, has stepped in to fill the shoes of Brain Hoppe, the chief financial officer for Huawei Australia.

Ericsson CTO moving to Australia

By Hamish Barwick | 13 December, 2011 09:52

Swedish networking firm, Ericsson, has confirmed that its United States senior vice president and chief technology officer, Håkan Eriksson, will become head of its Australia, New Zealand and Fiji operations from 1 February, 2012.

Telstra data breach under investigation by Privacy Commissioner

By Hamish Barwick | 12 December, 2011 16:34

The Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, has launched an investigation into Telstra’s data breach which occurred on Friday when its customer service website was openly accessible on the Web.

JB Hi-Fi warns customers about fake voucher giveaway

By Hamish Barwick | 12 December, 2011 15:52

A Bahamas-based travel website called ‘myholidayvouchers.info’ is understood to be behind a Facebook scam that targeted Australians with the offer of a $200 JB Hi-Fi (ASX: JBH) gift voucher.

Vodafone eases call forwarding rates for small businesses

By Hamish Barwick | 12 December, 2011 14:16

Telecommunications service provider, Vodafone, has launched a new service called Unite which gives small business customers the ability to divert calls from fixed line numbers to a mobile without call forwarding charges.

Outsourcing — the right decision for Elders CIO

By Hamish Barwick | 09 December, 2011 10:49

When rural services company, Elders, made the decision to overhaul its IT infrastructure, Adelaide-based CIO, Shaun Hughes, was faced with the difficult task of cutting his IT department staff.

Australia Post focuses on e-commerce

By Hamish Barwick | 07 December, 2011 16:01

The internet might be blowing over Australia Post’s letter business but it is turning out to be the saviour of the parcel division, according to CEO, Ahmed Fahour.

IT investment up in 2011: IDC

By Hamish Barwick | 07 December, 2011 08:51

Investing in new hardware and software has been the number one priority for IT managers and chief information officers in 2011 for the first time in five years, according to a new IDC Australia report.

CBA to seek ideas with IdeaBank

By Hamish Barwick | 06 December, 2011 10:09

Developers and consumers with concepts for new banking applications could be $10,000 richer if the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) chooses their idea submission to its new website, IdeaBank.

NBN Co submits special access undertaking to ACCC

By Hamish Barwick | 06 December, 2011 09:10

An NBN Co special access undertaking (SAU) has been submitted to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) which guarantees fixed wholesale prices for the next five years to service providers.

In pictures: Telstra, Google open Android retail store

By Hamish Barwick | 05 December, 2011 12:04

Telecommunications company, Telstra, has unveiled a store in Melbourne specifically for devices running on the Android operating system (OS) called Androidland.

Security to have the most impact on industry: ACS

By Hamish Barwick | 05 December, 2011 09:52

Cloud computing, security and the offshoring of companies are likely to have the greatest impact on the ICT industry in the next 10 years, according to an Australian Computer Society (ACS) Victoria survey.

Linfox drives business development with virtual smart board

By Hamish Barwick | 02 December, 2011 09:57

Getting staff across multiple sites to contribute in business development meetings has become easier for Melbourne-based logistics firm, Linfox, following its trial of an iPhone application called Innoboard.

Salmat restructures to focus on digital services division

By Hamish Barwick | 01 December, 2011 16:44

Following a full year 2011 profit dip of 26.8 per cent, Australian call centre provider, Salmat (ASX: SLM), has outlined that it will be focusing on its digital services division in 2012.

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